A man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, after he lost control of his vehicle in Rossville and crashed into a home, causing it to catch of fire, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department, the incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m.

Officials say the man suffered some sort of medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash the garage area of the home located at 29 Flagstone Drive, just off Lakeview Drive.

The crashed caused a subsequent fire in the home, police say.

The man was taken to the hospital for his medical issue, and crews were still evaluating the damage to the home as of Tuesday afternoon.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.